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    Default Need Help Making WhatsApp my default SMS

    I can install whatsapp, but KitKat is not giving me the option to make it my default sms, it only lists hangouts. Does anyone have a fix?
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    Default Re: Need Help Making Whatsapp my default SMS

    Whatsapp is a cross platform messaging service. It is NOT an SMS service. It doesn't send text message, but instead uses your internet connection to send messages to other whatsapp users.

    Unless they've changed something, you won't be able to send SMS with whatsapp.

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    Default Re: Need Help Making WhatsApp my default SMS

    i have the same problem.
    I don't know if it's the right thread because of the title "SMS" but I suppose this guy like myself don't care if it's sms or internet message

    i don't care if it's sms or internet. i want to send a message through whatsapp... directly from the phone app log or from the contacts.
    but android (or samsung ) only allow to select from sms or hangout...
    it used to allow a selection from any messenger app's and not anymore.

    i have an S5 and i'm quite disappointed about this issue.

    i have even tried another phone app but same behavior...
    i have read many logs about this issue and all get closed with the same answer: whatsapp can't send sms... but it can send messages and i want to send a message...

    Please help!!! i never bought an iphone and i suppose i will have the same issue there too :-)
    Thx for your time and sorry for the tone... i'm really upset about this new "functionality" :-(
    Iggy
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    Default Re: Need Help Making WhatsApp my default SMS

    Again, like the second poster said, WhatsApp is a messaging app, NOT a SMS app. WhatsApp uses data to send messages, not your text messaging plan.
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    Default Re: Need Help Making WhatsApp my default SMS

    Quote Originally Posted by AppleTraitor View Post
    Again, like the second poster said, WhatsApp is a messaging app, NOT a SMS app. WhatsApp uses data to send messages, not your text messaging plan.
    And only to other WhatsApp users...
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    Default Re: Need Help Making WhatsApp my default SMS

    Quote Originally Posted by AppleTraitor View Post
    Again, like the second poster said, WhatsApp is a messaging app, NOT a SMS app. WhatsApp uses data to send messages, not your text messaging plan.
    Exactly, and it can only send messages to other WhatsApp users. It can't be set as a SMS app, because it's not a SMS app.
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    Default Re: Need Help Making WhatsApp my default SMS

    Hi, could you resolve your problem?? I´m having the same issue, i used to have an s# in which whatsapp was the default for messaging directly from my contacts or the call logs. And with the s5 i cant seem to do it and its frustrating. U got any help?

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